Imagine an armoured crocodile, 3 times the length of a human adult, and with a bulky head filled with razor sharp, bone crunching teeth. Now imagine that thing was very, very real. But thankfully, only
This is a guest post to the PLOS Paleontology Community by guest blogger Robert Gay. Rob is the Curator of Education at the Museum of Western Colorado, and also frequently contributes to the blog Prehistoric Pub. He can be found
The Mesozoic played host to some of the most dangerous predators to ever swim the Earth’s oceans. Among these, pliosaurs were lethal hunters, and some of the largest predators ever on this planet. They were the
Several years ago, back when I was working as the lab and collections manager for the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site in St. George, Utah, we constructed a temporary exhibit with hundreds of ammonite shells
Crikey, 2015 was an absolute blast for the field of paleontology! Almost every couple of weeks, a new species of dinosaur popped up the ground, and we began to see the revolution of ‘big data’
One of the most infuriating things about being a paleontologist is being able to study some of the coolest organisms that have ever inhabited the Earth, yet never being able to see one in life.
Think of a “horned dinosaur,” and you probably think of the gigantic three-horned Triceratops, a staple in museum displays and pop cultural depictions worldwide. Yet, the group includes a whole array of animals from around the northern
Science is built upon repeatability, but this means different things in different fields. For instance, a chemist in one lab should be able to follow the procedures of another lab and get the same results.